Just Around The River Bend

I slip, I slide, I gloom, I glance,
   Among my skimming swallows;
I make the netted sunbeam dance
   Against my sandy shallows.

I murmur under moon and stars
   In brambly wildernesses;
I linger by my shingly bars;
   I loiter round my cresses;

And out again I curve and flow
   To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
   But I go on for ever.

The Brook by Tennyson


Blasphemous Aesthete said...

and who writes poetry these days, poetry like this specially.

Thanks for sharing.

Blasphemous Aesthete

Anuradha said...

I remember this poem! =D

Se2 said...

It was one of the very few initial poems that I read, and this one was specifically my fav for 2-3 years.

Thanks for reminding me again of this.

Ph_ said...

That was a nice read. Thank you for sharing.

Talha said...

Very good poem. loved it

A Great Liar said...

Though I havent read Tennyson much, but this so beautiful. The beauty of these lines lie in their sheer simplicity.

Good choice.

Ever tried Robert Browning? or T.S. Eliot?

SaJ said...

Thank you for reading and commenting everybody. :)

A Great Liar: Yes. I've read some Browning but nothing of Eliot. Though I have stolen all of my Mum's books in the process.:)

ps. Did no one like that photograph I took? *sad face* :) And from the cellphone camera too!

Ph_ said...

The photograph is nice as well.

puzzled said...

the poet at that time might have envied the calm and pleasant nature of the river but now every thing is in turmoil .the norm of world has changed to rock and roll so the rivers and seas have also become violent...
but some people have lost the spirit to become violent and fill in the blogs ..they have retired to see the works of others and observe:)

Amna K said...

oh my GOD! Someone's an awesome photographer! What is this place? Do you live in Pakistan? Lol.

Sidrah said...

its a beautiful poem =]

Tazeen said...

I've been wondering... What are those red things in the river? Strawberries? Meat? A tattered scarlet dress?

Maryam.. said...

Niiice (:
By the way, This new reader and follower likes your blog.

Khadeeja Z. said...

woah what a picture to go with that ever-green poem!